Three Nigerian nationals arrested in India for online job and matrimonial fraud

Rachakonda police’s cyber cell from Bengaluru on Monday, March 27, arrested three Nigerian nationals for committing online job fraud and matrimonial scam.

The accused, identified as Emeka Santos, Chika Mitchille and Noah Simisola were also found to be living illegally in India as they had come to the country with a two-month visa in 2011, which was not renewed post its expiry.

“Post-demonetisation, the gang started tricking citizens of other countries online,” said Rachakonda Police Commissioner Mahesh Bhagwat at a press conference on Monday.

He added that the trio had tricked a man into believing them that he had been selected for a job in the US and made him deposit money into various bank accounts on the pretext of paying visa charges, processing fee etc.
After the complainant and his wife realised that they were cheated, they lodged a complaint, following which the three accused were arrested.

The Rachakonda police recovered eight laptops, 17 mobile phones, two external hard drives, five data cards and other incriminating materials from their possession.

Mr. Bhagwat said that the accused had cheated people in matrimonial frauds, charity scams and through fake advertisements of e-commerce portals.

Santos, Mitchille and Simisola had also cheated people from Bulgaria, Indonesia, Germany, Brazil, Peru and Morocco.

Source: The Hindu

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